Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work

ISBN-10: 0814471145

ISBN-13: 9780814471142

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Putzier

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The philosophy behind this guide is lighten up, have some fun and make your company a great place to work. It includes ways to recruit, retain, train, motivate and reward employees, and guidance on enhancing your company image to customers.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 5/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John Putzier is president of FirStep, Inc., a performance improvement consultancy based in Prospect, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the best-selling book, Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work, and also makes regular appearances in major print and broadcast media as an expert on current and emerging workplace issues and trends. Previously, John was a member of the adjunct faculty of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, where he taught organizational behavior and theory. He also worked for a decade in a variety of human resources positions for a Fortune 100 corporation, where he served as an equal employment opportunity officer and manager of employment. Additionally, he has served on a variety of boards of directors of professional associations.

Tapping Your Natural Weirdness (aka Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving)
Three Barriers to Creativity
Second Right Answers
In Search of QWERTYUIOPs
Let Your Fingers Do the Thinking
Wall of Shame
Break the Mold
How Bad Can It Get?
Five Whys
Press Release of the Future
Challenges for Change
Personal Brainspurt Journal
Weird Ideas to Win Today's Talent (aka Recruitment)
All the Right Places
All the Wrong Places
What's Your Sign?
"Get out of Jail Free" Card
Bridge over Troubled Waters
Missing You
Opportunity Knocks
Homecoming Celebration
Birds of a Feather
Hire Times
Wanna Trade?
Bozo Filters
Headhunter Hostage Pay
Secondhand References
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Are You Talking to Me?
Bird Dog Biscuits
Bait the Hook
Weird Ideas for the Care and Feeding of Today's Talent (aka Retention)
Gimme Three Words
Come on Down!
Heard It through the Grapevine
Mind Your Own Business!
Family Day
Trinkets and Trash
Personal Space
1 + 1 = 3
Rock Me, Baby!
Show Me How to Keep the Money
Will Work for Food
Brainpower Inventory
Cards for Everyone!
Wish List
Firefighter's Hours
Galloping Gourmets
Food for Thought
Learning, Not Leaving
Lose the Legalese
Special Services
Free Consultants
Weird Ideas for Changing Your Company Culture (aka Fun and Games with a Purpose and a Profit)
Are We Having Fun Yet?
Chain Letters
Dating Game
Graffiti for Good
Hello, My Name Is...and I'm
Humor Room
Camp MED
It's My Party
Let's Play Dress-Up
Now We're Cookin'
Oh, Baby!
Show 'n' Tell
Talent Show
That's Entertainment
Work Smells
You Can Call Me Ray!
You're a Winner!
You're Kidding!
Weird Ideas for Perks, Pay, and Pats on the Back (aka Recognition and Incentives)
Ambassadors, Advocates, and Apostles
Wall of Fame
One-Minute Parades
Name That Room
Public Resumes
No Parking
I'll Scratch Yours
Peer Pats
Bribe the Bride (or Groom or Domestic Partner)
Cooperation Compensation
Get the Point(s)
Gimme a Break!
Show Me the Money NOW!
What Are My Options?
Weird Ideas for Educating Today's Talent (aka Training and Development)
Do Your Workwork!
Collect the Dots
Mystery Mess
Whaddaya Know?
Reverse Mentoring
Training Theater
Road Trip
Silo Destruction
Sales Tagalongs
Practice Makes Perfect
Share the Wealth of Knowledge
Irreverence and Irrelevance
Read between the Lines
Getting to Know You
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
Wanted: Dead or Achieved!
Weird Ideas for Enhancing your Company Image (aka Sales, Service, Public Relations, and Personal Satisfaction)
Gorilla Shopping
Customer Appreciation Days
Customer Clinics
Greeters and Minglers
Let's Get Personal
Waste Not, Want Not
Get a Life
Where's IOI? (aka It's All In Your Head!)
Idea Submission Form
Alphabetical List of Ideas
List of Organizations Noted in the Text
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